Since we are always on the lookout for new games coming to Linux. Bishop Games, a Canadian indie games studio announced their 2D immersive platformer Light Fall. While the games going to be available for Windows, Mac, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One in March 2018 via Steam. There is concern about the Linux build, since the games development uses Unity 3D.
The game is being developed in Unity and a Linux port is definitely in our mind. But it’s too early to say whether or not the game will be available on the platform at launch, if at all. And although the Linux market is small, it’s community is quite vocal. Which is always a good thing from our perspective. So our plan is to try to port it, take is seriously. Attempt to resolve issues that arise and if it looks like it’s worth the effort, we’ll do the port and support it.
So players explore the forgotten world of Numbra using the Shadow Core. A magical box beneath your feet, to help maneuver your way across the land. While braving the many challenges and foes standing in your way. Light Fall redefines the platformer genre with Shadow Core’s innovative game mechanic. Delivering a fresh and exciting experience to players. Gameplay has a Limbo vibe with some classic Super Meat Boy that debuted on Steam years back.
Light Fall Teaser:
“Light Fall is the first title that Bishop Games is releasing so we wanted to ensure that the game really stands out from other traditional 2D platformers,” said David Dion-Paquet, Co-founder and President of Bishop Games. “The idea behind Light Fall was to make a platformer where you can control your own platform. This allows players to be creative about how they traverse through the game and provides them with a truly unique gameplay experience.”
Light Fall Features:
- The Ultimate Freedom: Control the Shadow Core, a magical box beneath your feet that can be used and controlled at will, to propel yourself into the air and move across the land at your own pace. With the Shadow Core, you become the master of your surroundings and create your own path.
- An Immersive Journey: Immerse yourself in Light Fall’s strange universe where darkness prevails over the light. Joining you in this adventure, Stryx the old and grumpy owl, will act as your sidekick and in-game narrator. Depending on his mood, he will either offer useful advice or bluntly mock your failures.
- A Vast World to Explore: With the Shadow Core in hand, reach new heights and explore every nook and cranny of Numbra. Wander through the Lunar Plain, the Marshlands of Sorrows, the Vipera’s Forest and the Unknown Depths, where shortcuts, alternative paths, hidden collectibles and easter eggs await you in large numbers.
- Speedrun Competition: Quench your thirst for competition in the complementary Speedrun Game Mode. Compete with players worldwide and compare your fastest times with theirs on the on
Since Light Fall coming via Steam in March 2018 for Mac and Windows. Yet the Unity 3D games means a Linux build will be coming into the mix as well. Stay tuned.